Buck Mountain Trail

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Buck Mountain Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pilot Knob, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2024 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

The first mile of the hike is on a primarily wide trail with a slight grade. There is an intersection that leads to several other summits not too far in - be sure to maintain your trail markers. The descent through mile 2 becomes steeper and has rocky sections with a few easy stream crossings. The views slowly start to come during the last mile or so of the hike as the canopy recedes and the rocky scrambles begin. Some of the scrambles may require a hands on approach so car should be taken with the younger hikers. The view from the summit is well worth the hike. Tons of blueberries near the summit in early summer. Tend to go fast due to heavy foot traffic that same time of year.

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2 days ago

Great trail that gets tougher toward the summit. Awesome views of Lake George. There are a lot of hikers on this trail and we shared the summit views with maybe 20 of them. There is a false summit so keep going!

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2 days ago

The trail was a little tough at times, but the view from the summit was well worth it!

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1 month ago

True to descriptions. Great view and you will definitely get a great work out. Bring water and wear good shoes.

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1 month ago

Only rating this a three because this is not a hike I see myself doing again - though it is nice to have this completed towards the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge! I hiked this September 13, 2016 with some friends of mine and am just now downloading this app - hence the late review. :-) It was neat to find random garnet in different spots and sit and take in the view. It was also rewarding to think we made it to the "summit" and come to find out by hiking a little more...there was another view!

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Short and very sweet!!

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1 month ago

Amazing views 3 hour round trip hike

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